Saturday, November 14, 2009

Operation Write Home Blog Hop

Welcome hoppers! If you've been following the hop from the beginning you should have landed here from Caryl's blog. If you just dropped in randomly from cyberspace, you caught me participating in Operation Write Home's Veterans Day Blog Hop.

Operation Write Home is a group of crafters from across America (and beyond!) who make handmade cards for deployed heroes so they can keep in touch with their loved ones at home! We serve all branches of the military in all deployed locations, including those stationed aboard ships.

We also make "Any Hero" Cards. News from the homefront—even from strangers—is a treasure to those far from home. "Hero Mail is great," says one Chaplain. "I go out and pray with the soldiers before missions and I hand out Hero Mail." Letters are distributed to those who rarely get mail, or to those most in need of encouragement the day the box arrives. "It helps to know that we are remembered!"

The challenge for this hop was to create an Any Hero card and a Valentines Card (the next big holiday we are all frantically making cards for) I spent last weekend creating, and got so caught up in it all that I forgot to take pictures of the Valentines cards so I'm sharing two of my "Any Hero Cards instead. These cards were made with paper from K&Company's Army Collection and the sentiment is from The Angel Company's "God Bless America" set. It's got a bunch of sentiments which are just perfect for cards or scrapbook pages with a military theme and I'm giving one away today. All you have to do is leave a comment by midnight on the 15th and I will have my veteran pick a number at random to decide the winner. Don't forget to leave me a way to contact you and thanks for stopping by!

Now hop on over to see what Dawn has been up to! I "met" Dawn on the last OWH blog hop - you will love her blog!

56 comments:

Cassie said...

Awesome hero cards ;D

JPScraps said...

Wonderful cards!!

Dana said...

great cards!

Rhonda Miller said...

I absolutely love your cards. What a great thank you for the soldiers.

Merry's Musings said...

Your cards are just scrumptous. Just beautiful! I wish I could craft like this. Love them.

Dixie said...

I love your patriotic cards! Lovely.

Operation Write Home said...

Oooh yummy - I love the big BRAVE card!!! Woohoo!!

Thanks for playing along on the hop!!!

Paula said...

I love Patriotic themes. The flag and heart card is fantastic! What an adorable sentiment. Thanks for the inspiration and for participating! And please Thank YOUR Veteran on my behalf for their service!

Christine said...

These cards are inspirational and I imagine when our heroes get them it brings a big smile to their face!!!

Hopping off...

Christine

Anita said...

I love how you did the hearts on the cards.

Gina said...

I love your cards. I think my favorite is the BRAVE with the heart above it. I think that sums it up. Great job.

Patty K said...

Love your cards, they are just perfect for the troops!

RiverDog Prints said...

These have a great vintage look! Brave is my favorite.

Tammy said...

Fantastic cards! I love the papers you used and what an awesome sentiment! Thanks for sharing!

Shelley said...

This is such a heartening venture. Here in Canada, the painting guild I belong to also creates and sends cards for our troops. They range from painted, thru to stamped and embossed cards in every style imaginable and are received with great appreciation. It's such a little thing we can do for our heroes!

~ Shelley

Cyn said...

I love the any hero cards..beautiful!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards. I really like the sentiment in those heart shape.

Karen Howard said...

Wonderful patriotic cards... love the red and white striped patterned paper!!! TFS!

debb said...

stunning cards!

dawna said...

Beautiful 'Any Hero' cards! They will be much appreciated and loved. I'm going to sign up to follow your blog! I love your work.

MarcyK924 said...

I'm a cupcake maker too! Super cute cards! Thanks for supporting OWH!

Carmen O. said...

Your Any Hero cards are Fantastic! I love that set and need to add it to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing!!

peggysue said...

Very nice vintage look, great set of cards!

Bekah's World said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

Scrappycath said...

Super stunning cards. TFS!

The Wired Angel said...

Lovely cards.. very inspiring. Thanks for being part of the hop and for sharing your talent. Hugs, Peggy

Dawn said...

wowzers!

shelly said...

love the vintage feel of your cards!

GretaB said...

What great hero cards! I'm sure they will make the recipients very happy. The hearts are a great compliment to the Americana theme.

Karelj said...

There are some lucky service people out there! Great cards....thanks for sharing them!

inkpaperstamps said...

Kay, those big fat hearts are just super. What a great way to show the love the cards were created with--and all the love they will carry home from a hero far away!

Holly

peggysue said...

I have to tell you, I thought for a moment I'd missed you, and I was anxious to make sure I'd visited your blog because seeing the blinkie on your blog is what inspired me to join the hop in the first place. Whew! Glad i was here earlier, but in the hop blur I forgot it was you? If that makes sense? :) (Remember I am a dork.)

peggysue said...

I have to tell you, I thought for a moment I'd missed you, and I was anxious to make sure I'd visited your blog because seeing the blinkie on your blog is what inspired me to join the hop in the first place. Whew! Glad i was here earlier, but in the hop blur I forgot it was you? If that makes sense? :) (Remember I am a dork.)

Grace said...

Wow! These are both perfect!!! I love them and for such a great cause! God bless these efforts!!!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Stunning cards!!! I love the vintage feel to them and all the wonderful layouts!!! Thanks for the inspiration and for spreading such love and cheer to our troops far from home!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Kas said...

Your cards are wonderful. I love the rustic feel!

cdm317 said...

The Brave card is stunning. I really enjoyed looking at your cards and blog.

Carla Gade said...

Awesome cards! What a wonderful crafty and supportive thing we can do for our troops! God bless them, and you!

carlagade [at] gmail [dot] com

Cr8ive ME said...

wonderful cards.

I'll definitely have to get that TAC set.

{hugs}
M.E.

Tanya said...

Awesome Cards!! Love them, great work!!

SugarBeanz said...

Beautiful cards!

Stacie said...

Great cards! TFS

Stampindragon said...

Great Cards! TFS!

Cynthia Ferenz
Fredericksburg, VA
stampindragon@verizon.net
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Night Shift Nancy said...

Those are fantastic! I love the last photo, all I can think of is Brave-heart. Also my favorite movie. Woohoo! Thanks for sharing! I will follow your blog!

Cindy said...

You have made a wonderful collection of cards!

Maggie said...

Love your cards, the deep rich colors are my favorite shades. Thank you for sharing the Remembrance Poppies videos and the information your shared. I would love to see a two minute national time of silence here. I remember when I was young the Vets sold little red poppies but I have not seen that in years. Thank you for supporting OWH.

Loni said...

Awesome Any Hero Cards, sure to bring a smile to the face of the lucky hero to receive it. Thanks for supporting OWH. Hugs, Loni

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Thank you for your story about how the Any Hero cards are used. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing your gift for making cards!
~ky
http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

helen said...

thank you! for supporting this event and creating such handsome cards.
paperscissors@live.ca

Caryl P said...

Beautiful work, I love the hearts on your cards!

Dell said...

What a great cause and awesome cards!

Mrs. E said...

Great cards and I love your blog background and header!

SuzAnn said...

fantastic cards and I'm sure the valentines were just as stunning!

Andrea said...

Great cards! Nice job!

Michelle's Inky Fingers said...

Awesome hero cards - I am a TAC Angel, too! But this OWH hop is so heartfelt! What better way to show your support than thru your creativity! Glad to be a OWH hop digi-neighbor! ~Michelle

Diane said...

These are just gorgeous. Love all the distressing...what a wonderful collection and a worthy cause. All we can do to support our guys and girls who are serving...and their families too is just wonderful. Good for you. Thanks for sharing.

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